REMINDER: Mandatory Opioid Course Deadline is Thursday, Jan. 31!

The deadline to take the mandatory opioid course to maintain your dental license is this Thursday, Jan. 31! Go to floridadental.org/opioidcourse to register and take this course.

Per HB 21, each person registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances shall complete a board-approved two-hour continuing education course on prescribing controlled substances by Jan. 31, 2019.

You MUST indicate whether you are registered with the DEA to prescribe controlled substances through the Florida Department of Health. This is the only way the BOD will know if you are required to take the mandatory opioid course. *The BOD automatically assumes you are registered with the DEA and must take the mandatory course if you do not indicate otherwise.*

For more information on HB 21 and its requirements, go to floridadental.org/opioidlaw.

REMINDER: Indicate Your Status with the U.S. DEA with the Florida Department of Health

All Florida-licensed dentists must indicate whether you are registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe controlled substances through the Florida Department of Health. This is the only way the Florida Board of Dentistry (BOD) will know if you are required to take the mandatory opioid course. The BOD automatically assumes you are registered with the U.S. DEA and must take the mandatory opioid course if you do not indicate otherwise. Click here for instructions on how to indicate if you are/are not registered with the U.S. DEA.

For more information on HB 21 and its requirements, go to floridadental.org/opioidlaw.

Don’t Forget: Mandatory Opioid Course Deadline is Jan. 31, 2019!

Per House Bill 21 (HB 21), all Florida licensed dentists registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and authorized to prescribe controlled substances shall complete a board-approved two-hour continuing education (CE) course on prescribing controlled substances by Jan. 31, 2019.

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) is recommending that member dentists take the two-hour mandatory opioid course through the Florida Medical Association (FMA) or call your local component/affiliate to see if they will be offering an in-person course. For the online FMA course, click here to register and take this course. The FMA will automatically report your credit to CE Broker on your behalf. This course must be completed by Jan. 31, 2019 to maintain your dental license.

In addition, ALL dentists must indicate within their account with the Florida Department of Health if they are/are not registered with the DEA. Click here for instructions on how to do this. Anyone who doesn’t indicate their status with the DEA will be assumed as registered and therefore must meet the new mandatory CE requirement.

For more information on HB 21 and its requirements, go to floridadental.org/opioidlaw.